Environmental Partnerships: Combining sustainability and commercial advantage in the agriculture sector

Neil Gunningham , Darren Sinclair

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

This Report explores the use of environmental partnerships as a means of improving environmental and commercial outcomes in the agriculture sector. Such partnerships are defined as follows:

An environmental partnership is a cooperative agreement between, on the one hand, business, and, on the other hand, one or more second parties (government) and/or third parties (eg environmental organisations or commercial entities, including other parts of the supply chain), whereby business voluntarily undertakes to achieve certain environmental improvements in exchange for some benefit provided by other partnership participants.

The report argues that in some contexts, environmental partnerships can provide equitable and effective solutions to some environmental problems and that they offer an attractive, and as yet under-utilised, policy option. Suitably harnessed and designed, they could make a valuable contribution to resolving the broader environmental challenge facing Australian agriculture.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherRural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Commissioning bodyRural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Number of pages128
ISBN (Print)0642584036
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRural Industries Research and Development Corporation
ISSN (Print)1440-6845

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